England wrap up 1st Test against Sri Lanka in four days

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Nasser Hussain's men lost by an innings in 2001 while the last time England played there, in 2012, Herath bagged 12 to spin them out of the contest.

'Our batting was below-par during the game, you can't stay in the game (with this kind of batting),' said Chandimal. "We'll have to say "sorry" to him, we couldn't give him a really good farewell".

He offered only one chance on 58, when he would have been lbw on review had Sri Lanka not been dissuaded by the sound of bat on ball.

England's Jack Leach celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis with teammate Joss Buttler, left, during the fourth day of the first test cricket match between Sri Lanka and England in Galle, Sri Lanka, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Chandimal, who was nursing a groin strain, could miss the second test at Pallekele next week. "We had a really good start in the first session but we couldn't capitalise on it". "We have to look at a replacement or standby player", he added.

Kaushal was leg before sweeping Leach for 30 and Karunaratne skipped down the pitch and was caught and bowled by Ali for 26.

This earned England it's biggest win against Sri Lanka in terms of runs, eclipsing a 137-run win at Lord's in 1991.

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Openers Dimuth Karunaratne (seven) and Kaushal Silva (eight) survived seven overs but Sri Lanka will need a near miracle to save the test.

Dhananjaya de Silva applied himself well during his 21 off 44 balls, hitting Moeen for six, but in the over lunch pushed loosely at Ben Stokes and was taken by first slip by Joe Root. Two wickets in 10 balls after tea to Moeen removed the last of Sri Lanka's recognised batsmen in Niroshan Dickwella and Angelo Mathews, the latter for the highest score of the innings - 53 - and it was all over when Rangana Herath was run out in his final worldwide innings.

Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes claimed a wicket apiece as the hosts fell to 98-3, but Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews staged a recovery.

England's varied attack, which features three seamers and three spinners, probed persistently through the morning as captain Root employed attacking field placements. Niroshan Dikwella fell the first ball after tea, caught adroitly by Stokes one-handed at slip off Ali for 16. He was followed into the pavilion by Akila Dananjaya for 8.

"We had taken five wickets early but we couldn't take the game forward", Hathurusingha said.

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